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US Election 2012: The Illusion of Democracy

US Election 2012: The Illusion of Democracy

“Leader of the Free World” or PR Person for the Global Corporate Oligarchy? Tonight President Obama will “debate” Mitt Romney. The topic seems to be of critical importance to the rest of the world: it is after all about the United States’ foreign policy. The president of the United States of America is often emphatically […]

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What Went Wrong With Occupy?

What Went Wrong With Occupy?

By Joost van Steenis There is no unifying target of Occupy, the struggle against the one percent has been abandoned, and leaders with old leftist ideas have converted the leaderless movement into a kind of organization. The 99 percent know that, with action methods and tactics that failed in the past, real change is impossible. […]

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An Attack on Iran Could Hike Oil Prices to $200 a Barrel

An Attack on Iran Could Hike Oil Prices to $200 a Barrel

Road to World War III: A “Final Solution” for Iran, Syria and Hezbollah In his last appearance in front of the United Nations, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu stressed the importance of not letting the Iranians cross what he called a “red line”. Netanyahu showed a childish graphic, but regardless of how crude his illustration […]

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Biodiversity and Sustainability Are Closely Linked to Language and Culture

Biodiversity and Sustainability Are Closely Linked to Language and Culture

An unprecedented study of global biological and cultural diversity paints a dire picture of the state of our species. Like the amphibians that climb to ever tinier areas at higher altitudes to avoid being extinguished by global warming, most of the world’s species currently huddle in a tiny fraction of the Earth’s surface, and most […]

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Global Revolution: Can We Take Money Out of the Social Equation?

Global Revolution: Can We Take Money Out of the Social Equation?

Our neo-liberal capitalist world order is crumbling. Massive popular protests have erupted in the past few weeks in Greece, Spain, Portugal, Haiti and France.  The current system has made money and financial considerations at the core of everything. People are valued for their assets or net worth, not for what they are as human beings. […]

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